Well, as of last November, AT$T started to charge us here at SterlingNorth manor a minimum access charge totaling $5.61 a month. Of course, since we used to generally average $3 or so in long distance, the are paying double for service. Add to that, they dumped us off the True Reach program, meaning we average 10 cents or more a minute.
Well, since they are ripping us off on the phone side, why not let them do the same via internet access.
They have a deal where they’ll charge $7/month for internet access if we sign up for 7 cents a minute long distance. That will average about $10 a month total ($7 net – $3 phone). This will be significantly less than what I’m paying to Erols (now Starpower), which is about $180 a year.
I want to know, in the DC area, is AT$T worth the $7, Erols have given me no trouble whatsoever, but if AT$T gives me identical quality service, this is too good to pass up.